Social Programs

Social programs give offenders the skills, knowledge and experiences they need for personal and social growth. These programs can take different forms. Sometimes they are information-based and structured. Other times they are unstructured. Staff and offenders work with social and cultural groups. This often includes recreational and leisure activities. These programs directly impact public safety because they address factors that may interfere with an offender’ s ability to transition into the community.

Social programs include:

These programs encourage offenders to make choices that contribute to healthy and positive lifestyles. They also learn how to use time constructively.